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There are several tooth-friendly choices you can make to help your teeth stay healthy and strong. These include brushing your teeth and flossing daily. However, many patients are not aware of the protective nature a dental sealant. Dental sealants can keep your teeth safe from tooth decay and are especially beneficial for children.

Tooth enamel is a protective layer that covers each tooth, and when When Dr. Alexander Zubkov adds dental sealants, he adds a second protective layer and further strengthens your tooth. Dental sealants are ideal for children between the ages of six to twelve because they have new permanent molars, but you can receive sealants as an adult if your smile is in good health.

Proper dental care is important before and after receiving dental sealants to keep your sealant in good condition. This is because of your back teeth, where the dental sealants are placed, are often harder to clean and can easily trap food particles and bacteria, which increases your risk of tooth decay. If your dental sealants receive proper oral care, they can last as long as ten years.

For more information about the benefits of dental sealants in Enfield, Connecticut and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, we encourage you to contact Associates in Dentistry at 860-745-2712 today.